People wouldn't believe me if I said that. For Federer to keep his soon-to-be 36-year-old body in shape to challenge for more titles, he must be careful.
After a reasonably solid start, in which he had the final's first break point, Cilic cracked after dropping serve at 2-2 when his backhand went AWOL after a tumble earlier in the game.
"Wimbledon was always my favorite tournament".
With Federer walking back to the baseline to receive serve and the Centre Court crowd including UK Prime Minister Theresa May subdued, Cilic sat on his chair, his towel over his head. It was back in 2012 that the Swiss won No7, and he had twice reached the final without closing out the deal. Then we are talking about grass, and it was playing fast this week and I feel like I wish that we would see more coaches, more players taking chances up at net because good things do happen there, and you want to be there and have to spend some time up there to feel confident and good there'.
"That would be a joke, if I won three slams this year out of nowhere", said Federer, looking ahead to Flushing Meadows.
The Swiss star returned back to his menacing best following the radical transformation he made to his playing schedule since slumping to a defeat to Canadian Milos Raonic in the semi-finals of the Wimbledon in 2016.
"We can't say how great he is because he has broken a lot of records and won in tough competitions".
But in press statements after the fact, Federer was more humble about his own offspring, suggesting they're pretty nonplussed by their impressive father's playing.
Now her name takes its place alongside both Williams sisters on the honours board after she became just the second Spanish woman to win the singles title, emulating her temporary coach Conchita Martinez's success in 1994.
With Federer up 3-0 in the second set, Cilic cried while he was visited by a doctor and trainer.
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So, the US Open?
That he was able to do that, and win the Australian Open in January, and that Rafa Nadal could take his 10 French title last month, has re-ignited the debate about the dearth of challengers to the sport's "big four".
"Of course sometimes you couldn't defend those points the following year, so it was complex". In all the other surfaces, Federer has clearly had the advantage. The NBA and Major League Baseball may already have more games than people want to pay attention to. "They're all in this together", said Becker.
"I lost that final".
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